153 General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait

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Re: 153 General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait

#26 Post by TMDaines » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:36 am

I like the film, but don't see it as a priority upgrade with the cost of importing right now. Maybe Crit will release it in the UK or MoC will upgrade theirs.

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Re: 153 General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait

#27 Post by tenia » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:56 am

The restoration is beautiful. Carlotta released it in France, and it almost looks like a 4K restoration because it's just so textured.

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Re: 153 General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait

#28 Post by CSM126 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:35 pm

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Re: 153 General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait

#29 Post by Minkin » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:39 am

General Idi Svet Dada

Who knew Venezuela is going through the same thing right now! (answer: Svet knew)

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Re: 153 General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait

#30 Post by aox » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:20 am

Wow, what an absolute bizarre closing statement even if it's a fair prediction.

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Re: 153 General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait

#31 Post by swo17 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:31 am

A Svet Portrait would've been better

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#32 Post by Gregory » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:30 pm

Dr. Svet wrote:[Idi Amin Dada and Nicolás Maduro] both came to power as revolutionary fanatics.
The former rose through the ranks of the military and then seized the presidency in a coup backed by Britain. Maduro was elected to Venezuela's national assembly and worked his way up the government hierarchy. Neither of those involves taking power through revolutionary uprisings or revolutionary fanaticism.

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Re: 153 General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait

#33 Post by ptatler » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:09 pm

Really enjoyed this release... the upgraded image is rich and increases the intimacy between audience and dictator.

The Andrew Rice interview is a great piece of context but I wish it was longer. The new Schroeder is very odd in that it's a distillation of the 2001 interview, sometimes verbatim.

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